January 28, 2014

Nissan Unveils Revolutionary Petrol Engine To Complement Electric ZEOD RC Powerplant

*  1.5 liter three-cylinder turbo produces 400 horsepower from a 40kg engine
*  More power per kilo than a Formula 1 engine
*  New technical partnership with Total lubricants revealed

Nissan will not only break new ground with the unique electric power plant aboard the Nissan ZEOD RC at Le Mans this year, but the accompanying internal combustion engine is set to revolutionize standards of performance and efficiency.

The Nissan ZEOD RC will become the first entry at Le Mans to complete a lap of the Circuit de la Sarthe under nothing but electric power in June. A single lap of each stint (a fuel "stint" lasts approximately one hour) will be electric powered, then the new Nissan DIG-T R 1.5 liter three-cylinder turbo engine will take over.